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Passive-Agressive Atheist

Started this discussion. Last reply by T A A May 23, 2011. 38 Replies

Yesterday, I explained to my mom (a strong Christian) how I am not offended when people say "I'll pray for you," because in my eyes, it has the same intent as saying "I'll cross my fingers" or "I'll…Continue

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Jun 2, 2011
T A A replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"As a third generation I agree with your mom on that one. Those expressions are nothing alike :) I am profoundly insulted by the expression and anyone who states it to me I retorque that I don't deal with that BS.   I am insulted because it…"
May 23, 2011
Bob Muller replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"I tend to agree with your approach, Katie. It's the "more bees with honey than with vinegar" approach mixed in with a respect for individual freedoms.   I can feel twisted when someone offer to pray for me or when someone makes…"
May 22, 2011
Cynthia Armistead replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"Years ago, my mother told me that she prayed every day that my life would by miserable until I "returned to Jesus." I told her that was one of the most hateful things I'd ever heard, and she insisted that she did it out of…"
May 22, 2011
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May 22, 2011
Micheal Fearin replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
""Not a true atheist?" That implies that atheism is a religion.    There is only one qualification in being a "true atheist": believe there is no god. "
May 21, 2011
Luka Rek replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"If one considers oneself idiotic then one could define one`s own practices as idiotic. But if you accept and use some kind of a linguistic practice, that particular practice is of some use (i.e. may sound awkward or idiotic, but is shorter or easier…"
May 20, 2011
kris feenstra replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
""You can simply equate the belief in any supernatural force or event with the belief in a deity because, frankly, I don`t see why anything that is exempt from natural laws of our universe should be considered something else than a…"
May 20, 2011
Luka Rek replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"I concede (is that the word?) that there may be some individuals who are on the margins who can be labeled as being atheist but not naturalistic. But that distinction I can only justify on the linguistic level, not the philosophical one. You can…"
May 20, 2011
Scarlette Blues replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"ahhh. Maybe this person has been misinformed of what "atheist" means. Not all of us are militant and not all are against religion. There are a few atheists out there who believe mankind needs religion and would fail without it; though, I…"
May 20, 2011
Jim Minion replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"I will be aggressive with someone trying to convert me or being preachy, that's fair game otherwise I'll let it go. An atheist, because they are militant doesn't mean everyone has to be, I would be just as aggressive with them if they…"
May 20, 2011
kris feenstra replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"They identify separate things.  'Atheism' is a limited term dealing with a singular concept: god(s).  In general and practical terms, I think it's fair to state that atheists do not believe in the supernatural.…"
May 20, 2011
Luka Rek replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
"I don`t see the relevant difference between atheism and materialistic naturalism but that may be because I am a materialistic naturalist. Would you care to elaborate on the distinction?"
May 20, 2011
Derek replied to Katie Bailey's discussion 'Passive-Agressive Atheist'
""What about 'god had nothing to do with it' followed by a smile?"   That's even better. Blunt and honest but without the aggression. Perfect."
May 20, 2011

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I believe we should all be putting our faith in something that gives us a reason to wake up every morning, whatever that may be. Personally, my faith is held in myself and my own capabilities. I'm respecting of all beliefs, though. :)
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Misconceptions and Misunderstandings: The Perspective of a Peace Keeper

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 12:30pm 5 Comments

I believe that the reason atheists and theists are unable to get along and agree on simple matters doesn't come from the belief (or non belief) of some higher being, but because of the misconceptions of every religion about one another.  Because of so many stereotypes and misunderstandings in this world, today, it's nearly impossible to learn about a characteristic or fact about somebody and not judge them because of some stereotype one has previously heard.  This doesn't even apply just to…

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Welcome to TA!!!!
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